This is my first blog and I am nervous about it, but here is is: I wanted to express my feelings about the impact of diabetes. I am from a family of diabetics- Mother, Father, grandparents and 6 of my siblings. I was thinking about the inspiration and motivation that prompted me to join TU Diabetes. I thought of you my dear sister- Betsy. I know that you are sad and angry that your leg had to be amputated, I know there are many what if’s and questions in your mind. I also know that you are not alone in your battle against diabetes; I Love you and will be there for support and encouragement. I know that your vision is failing and that you hate dialysis- but we must accept the negatives and positives in life. I will print this letter out and bring a copy of it with me and read it to you when I visit you at the hospital this Sunday. You lost a limb not your spirit and passion for life; to me you are still my big sister- funny, giving and loving. I plan to push your wheelchair outside so we can feel the sunshine and be reminded of the all the beauty that is in the world. We could make it a great day! in spite of everything, you were always a positive person- so let’s not let this minor setback deter us- when you come home we can still play scrabble and shop on line for Christmas gifts, I’ll just read everything for you (smile) . I know that I don’t say it enough- but I LOVE YOU and will be there for you in times of happiness and sadness. Your Little sis, Cynthia
I thought a letter to a family member or friend would be a nice way of sharing and expressing your feelings about diabetes!